Beginner inspector here and trying to figure out what is typically the allowed amount of missed roofing fasteners before calling it out as a defect. I had 7 missed in a row on one truss and most of the other trusses were fine with only a few missed on other trusses.
Are you sure that they weren’t sheathing nails?
Got a picture that you can post?
just posted the image in the forum.
Maybe recommend that they run a heavy bead of construction adhesive on both sides where the truss meets the sheathing to maintain the structural integrity of the un-nailed areas.
Did you push up on the sheeting?
The challenging part of this is the fact you cannot see what you cannot see. It is possible the nail gun operator made an adjustment and re-nailed beside it. @wbernauer is on to something.
I did that and not much movement there. That is why it didn’t seem like a major concern. It wasn’t every truss either this one was the abnormal one which is good.
Well, if they were fastened, sheathing would not lift off the rafter. If the sheathing lifted, then you would call it out, IMO.
If the nailer were experienced, he would have known that he missed the rafter and made a correction.
Yes, and if he was really experienced he would have pulled the shiners.
Maybe if he had used longer nails…
When I was framing in my younger days boss man would have made me pull everyone of those.
That’s a rookie nailer. He must be deaf. You can tell if you miss by the hollow sound of the nail missing the rafter and the bounce back of the nail gun.
Lol… they might have fastened the sheathing to adjacent lower chords or killed someone working below. Good post. Thanks. Made my day.
Counting nail heads from the attic space? #dedicated
Those are #8 sheathing nails from the looks of it.
So does the building department…if the homeowner calls for an inspection instead of relying on a nailing affidavit…